Best Known Translations
Other Translations

Isaiah 5:20-24 NIV

20 Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.

References for Isaiah 5:20

21 Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes and clever in their own sight.

References for Isaiah 5:21

22 Woe to those who are heroes at drinking wine and champions at mixing drinks,

References for Isaiah 5:22

23 who acquit the guilty for a bribe, but deny justice to the innocent.

References for Isaiah 5:23

24 Therefore, as tongues of fire lick up straw and as dry grass sinks down in the flames, so their roots will decay and their flowers blow away like dust; for they have rejected the law of the LORD Almighty and spurned the word of the Holy One of Israel.

References for Isaiah 5:24

Study tools for Isaiah 5:20-24

  • a 5:10 - That is, about 6 gallons or about 22 liters
  • b 5:10 - That is, probably about 360 pounds or about 160 kilograms
  • c 5:10 - That is, probably about 36 pounds or about 16 kilograms
  • d 5:17 - Septuagint; Hebrew "/ strangers will eat"